Dear psychology students,
we are understandably concerned about the impact that the continued suspension of lectures will have on learning, while also conscious that access to higher education is a national problem that requires urgent attention if the country is to meet its constitutional obligation of social redress. We can only hope that the conversations that have taken place yesterday and that will continue today will yield consensus and that lectures will resume soon.
Prof Lisa Saville Young and her two students, Tracey Fleming (studying towards a PhD) and Nicole Cooke (studying towards an MBT) recently attended the Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University, UK. The conference trip was made possible by an NRF grant awarded to research the process and outcome of a service learning programme currently on offer at Honours level in the department.
A world-renowned community psychologist, Prof. Caterina Arcidiacono, visited us in Grahamstown 22-26 May. As an experienced academic and trained psychologist of many years standing, Caterina has been influenced by figures from the Milan School of Systemic Therapy, and by the founder of Community Psychology in Italy. Caterina is past chair of the European Community Psychology Association. She is a senior professor in Gender Studies at Università Federico II in Naples.